Andrea Richards is an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist, with particular expertise in working with people who have experienced trauma, and issues with nervous system regulation. In addition to gaining an MSc in Occupational Therapy, she has also completed additional training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Sensory Integration.
In her work with women and children, Andrea has developed and managed a number of projects in local authority Sure Start Children's Centres in Croydon. She has a particular interest in how trauma affects the relationship between the mind and the body in relation to function, and in practice she has specialised in working with families who have experienced domestic abuse, which has enabled her to develop expertise in the wide ranging impact of traumatic experiences on both the mind and the body.
She is passionate about creating, teaching and using art in therapy. She also holds a BA (Hons) Painting and Printmaking degree from the University of Surrey and has an MSc in Occupational Therapy.